Dear fellow tax hikers, we applaud the Northwest School Board for placing an impressive property tax increase on the November ballot. On a 4-1 vote they approved a 4.95 mill tax hike which would raise taxes on the undertaxed Northwest residents by $151.59 per $100,000 of home value. We enthusiastically endorse this necessary property tax hike.
We strongly condemn School Board Member Dan Unger for voting against this fantastic tax. Unger is a fiscal conservative who believes that government needs to consider the taxpayers along with the tax receivers when setting the rate of taxation. We could not disagree more. Anytime the government wants more money we should be willing to give them more.
We applaud liberal Northwest School Board President David Denny for supporting this tax increase and setting Unger straight. Denny stated, "the superintendent and the treasurer you hired – have told us this is what we need to do." Doesn't Unger know that he is supposed to obey the Superintendent and Treasurer, even though they are hired by and report to the School Board?
Under Ohio law, the School Board is elected to set policy for their school district. Therefore, under no circumstances should School Board members take the initiative to set policy for their school district.
School Boards are responsible for hiring, firing, and supervising the Superintendent and Treasurer. Thank goodness we have intelligent liberal School Board Presidents like Denny who understand that to mean they must blindly obey the Superintendent and Treasurer when they want more money. After all, taxpayers exist to serve the government. We expect all you Northwest School District residents to cut your budget so the School Board can increase theirs.